Joey Diaz is an American comedian, actor and podcast host.
He began his career in stand-up comedy in the late 1980s and has since appeared in numerous television shows and films, including The Longest Yard, Spider-Man 2 and My Name Is Earl.
Diaz is also known for his podcast, The Church of What’s Happening Now, which he hosts with Lee Syatt.
His comedy style is known for its raw, unfiltered, and often explicit content, and he has been praised for his ability to tell captivating stories and connect with his audience.
Joey Diaz early life
Diaz was born on February 19, 1963, in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, in the United States.
He had a difficult childhood, as his parents divorced when he was young, and his mother struggled with drug addiction.
Diaz was raised by his grandparents, who were Cuban immigrants, and he has spoken publicly about the challenges he faced growing up in a tough neighborhood.
Despite these challenges, he was able to graduate from North Bergen High School in 1982.
Diaz then attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where he studied economics.
However, he dropped out of college before completing his degree.
After leaving college, he became involved in the world of stand-up comedy.
He began performing at local clubs in Denver, Colorado, and eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in comedy full-time.
Over the years, he has become known for his unique style of storytelling and his ability to connect with audiences through his humor.
In addition to his work in comedy, Diaz has also appeared in a number of films and television shows, including The Longest Yard, My Name is Earl and The Mentalist.
He is also the host of the popular podcast, The Church of What’s Happening Now, where he discusses a wide range of topics with guests from the world of entertainment and beyond.
Joey Diaz wife
Diaz is married to one Terrie Diaz.
She was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in February 1970, and is a financial advisor by profession.
She is a very private person and reserved by nature, and she prefers to keep herself away from the spotlight.
Terrie and Diaz got married on November 25, 2009, in a low-key wedding.
It was Terrie’s first marriage, but the same cannot be said for Joey Diaz, who was previously married and got divorced in 1990.
The identity of Diaz’s first wife is unknown, but they had a daughter together.
Terrie and Diaz on the other hand have a daughter named Mercy Soa Diaz, who was born on January 8, 2013, and is currently 9 years old.
The family lives in Los Angeles, California, as of 2022.
How did Joey and Terrie meet?
According to Amo Mama, Diaz and Terrie met in 2000 while working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.
At the time, Diaz was technically homeless and crashing at his friends’, so he moved in with Terrie very early in their relationship.
They started dating within weeks of meeting and officially started going out on July 1, 2000.
Terrie and Diaz eventually tied the knot on November 25, 2009.
Joey Diaz career
Diaz began his stand-up career in 1991.
His stand-up comedy career began in prison, where he gained popularity by improvising material in front of Thursday night Movie Night audiences after the projector malfunctioned.
Diaz has since performed stand-up comedy all over the world and has released several comedy albums.
He has also had roles in several movies and television shows, including The Many Saints of Newark, This Is Not Happening, Grudge Match, My Name is Earl, The Longest Yard and Taxi.
Additionally, Diaz has hosted several podcasts throughout his career, including The Church of What’s Happening Now and Uncle Joey’s Joint.
He is also a frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and has written a book called, Uncle Joey’s Joint.